Another pithy metaphor that deserves to enter daily use: ‘as wide as the wind’.  So, let me wish you this: may your sway be as wide as the wind’s home, or as the sea around cliffs.

‘Your sway is wide as the wind’s home, / as the sea around cliffs.’

Source: Beowulf, Seamus Heaney (London: Faber & Faber, 2000 (1999)), p. 41

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